from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To take back or again.
  • transitive v. To recapture.
  • transitive v. To photograph, film, or record again.
  • n. A taking again.
  • n. The act or an instance of photographing, filming, or recording again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to take something again
  • v. to take something back
  • v. to capture or occupy somewhere again
  • v. to photograph or film again
  • n. a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take or receive again.
  • transitive v. To take from a captor; to recapture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take again.
  • To take back; recapture.
  • In chess, to take (a hostile piece that has captured something).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. capture again
  • v. photograph again
  • n. a shot or scene that is photographed again
  • v. take back by force, as after a battle


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